Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

Unite ballots healthcare members to secure pay equality, fair treatment for patients and waste on private medicine

Strike ballot opens tomorrow after union members’ request to join the industrial action signalled by other health unions Unite will ballot four thousand NHS members including psychologists, speech and language therapists, pathology laboratory staff, community nurses, pharmacists and support staff. … Continue reading

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Unite members at ABP declare victory after determined industrial action yields results

Improved offer secures no change to start times, RPI plus (forecasted) uplift for two years, payslip transparency and opens mediated negotiations on improvements to holiday pay, toilet breaks and finish times In Unite the union workplace ballot 94 percent vote … Continue reading

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Unite negotiating with Bamford to ensure continuity of employment and terms and conditions for Wrightbus workers

Commitment made by new management to union that the future will be based on permanent, direct employed staff Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, welcomed confirmation that Bamford would be opening a recruitment process to take on additional workers … Continue reading

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Trussell Trust figures show a staggering 214 percent increase in demand for emergency food supplies over five years in Northern Ireland

Unite community will raise demand for scrapping of Universal Credit as a core issue of concern in upcoming election Food bank stats expose total inadequacy of ‘fig-leaf’ mitigations package negotiated by Northern Ireland Executive parties Albert Hewitt, Unite Community Coordinator … Continue reading

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ABP Lurgan strike: 240 workers stand firm against low pay and anti-family hours

Parties set to engage at LRA following today’s action Workers heartened by community and union support November 4th: 240 Unite members at ABP Lurgan, spanning six different nationalities, have been on the picket line since 6 am this morning (Monday) … Continue reading

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